Month: August 2020

Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. It’s natural to want to say something, to voice an opinion or offer advice, even when we don’t understand. And when you care for a loved one with a brain injury, it’s easy to get burnt out and say things out of frustration. Here are a few things you might find yourself saying that are probably not helpful: 1. You seem fine to me. The invisible signs of a brain injury — memory and concentration problems, fatigue, insomnia, chronic
Anger is a very common problem after brain injuries. When someone with a brain injury has a problem with anger, there are usually several causes acting in combination. Some people are angry about the injury or problems that may have come with it, such as disabilities and loss of job, friends, money and control over one’s life. Some people were angry people before their injuries and still have that problem. People who have always been angry may need psychotherapy to
Changes in sexual functioning are common after TBI. If you are experiencing sexual problems, there are things you can do to help resolve these problems. The information below describes common sexual problems after TBI and ways to improve sexual functioning. How does a traumatic brain injury affect sexual functioning? The following changes in sexual functioning can happen after TBI: Decreased Desire: Many people may have less desire or interest in sex.Increased Desire: Some people have increased interest in sex after
Phil Subia went on a beautiful motorcycle ride through some rural farm country and the golden California hills. On our way back home from the ride, he was struck by a SUV that ran a red light. He had 9 surgeries and procedures, and had to learn how to walk again 4 times.This is his story of bravery and recovery. It’s 6am, and the sun is barely peeking through the clouds. The cold air on the back of my neck
Having a parent with a TBI can be frightening for a child who looks to them to provide strength and safety. Here is some help on how to explain it to a child in a way they can understand and accept it. A parent with TBI may no longer act the same as they did before the injury. They may be angry, depressed, or uncertain. They may not be able to speak or walk, and they may not be able